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On this day in 1912, the Japanese government presented a gift of 3000 cherry trees to the United States to line the banks of the Potomac River and other sites in Washington, D.C., where they and their successors may still be seen today. It’s the week of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, but sadly, like so many other events around the country during this season of illness, many of the customary events have been cancelled. But don’t despair! You and your students can view the cherry trees live from the comfort of your home, no matter where you are, thanks to BloomCam Live, sponsored by the Trust for the National Mall.
There doesn’t seem to be a way to embed the live feed, but you can find it right here:
Have you made a homeschool visit to Washington to see the sights? If not, perhaps you will in the next few years. If you schedule your trip for late March, you can visit the cherry blossoms in person.
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